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Faculty interested in pursuing funded research will find the expertise and support they need to help them refine their ideas and craft competitive proposals. The CLHB will review proposals, assist with preparing project budgets, and facilitate faculty submission of proposals through the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects.

 Faculty Expertise     NSF Grant Research


The CLHB also works with the Graduate School and stakeholder academic departments to support graduate student research, and it will partner with COURI to increase undergraduate student involvement in social science research. In sum, the CLHB will help catalyze the efforts of social and behavioral science faculty and students in pursuit of UTEP’s goal of becoming a Tier 1 research university.

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Pending Proposals 


“Smart Reentry: Focus on Evidence-based Strategies for Successful Reentry from Incarceration to Community” 

Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance

Principal Investigator: Caleb Lloyd, Psychology

“Officer - Citizen Interations and De-escalation of Force” 

Agency: National Institute of Justice

Principal Investigator: Jeffery Rojek, Ph.D.


“Increasing Community Support for Justice-Involved Adults with Mental Illness: A stigma reduction initiative”

Agency: Paso del Norte Health Foundation / 2016 Think.Change Initiative RFP

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Eno Louden, Ph.D., Psychology

Co-Principal: Tamara Kang, Psychology Doctoral Student

“Exploring the use of earthquake detectors and advance wavelets techniques for identifying illicit tunneling construction activites 

Agency: DHS / University of Houston

Principal Investigator: Maria Mariani, Mathmatical Sciences

Co-Principal: Hector Gonzalez-Huizar, Geological Sciences



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The Center for Law and Human Behavior
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The University of Texas at El Paso
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El Paso, TX 79968-0553
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